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Cisco's Chambers Pivots, Avoids Reality

Customers in the Open Networking Foundation beg to differ with the Cisco CEO's assertion that advanced networking "can't be done in software."

Chambers: An exception among the mover-and-shaker IT vendor CEOs
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Lorna Garey
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11/25/2013 | 9:50:32 AM
It's not the volume ...
"We have 25,000 software engineers. If this could be done in software we would have already done it."

Faulty logic - it's not the volume of people, it's the talent, and the strong leadership direction that make for a great product. Seems like that lack of a defined path is a big part of the problem here -- you can't have huge profits based on proprietary hooks AND embrace a scale-out, standards-compliant future.
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